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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Vitter staff hosting satellite office at Bastrop City Hall

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  • Between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. today, staff from U.S. Senator David Vitter's Northeast Louisiana Regional Office will host a satellite office at Bastrop City Hall at 202 E. Jefferson.
    While the Senator himself will not be in attendance, his staff will be available. Vitter's Baton Rouge office stated that the satellite offices provide residents with one-on-one time with a staff member.
    According to a release from the senator's office, Vitter and his staff use these offices and town halls to make it easier for constituents to find help in dealing with federal agencies. Any resident is invited to attend and discuss any problem they may be experiencing with a federal government agency.
    The release also states that local staff have been hearing an increased number of cases that deal with the Veterans Administration, and the senator encourages constituents to bring these concerns. As previously reported in the Enterprise, in recent weeks Vitter has also reached out to area medical institutions to determine how the VA's problems have affected them.
    Vitter's staff hosts a satellite office in each parish at least once a year, and the Senator attempts to host a town hall meeting in each parish during every Congress.
    His visit to Morehouse Parish occurred on April 15 of this year. As reported in the April 17 edition of the Enterprise, Vitter used the town hall to discuss federal government spending, the federal debt, education, school choices and efforts to grow jobs in Louisiana, particularly within the state's energy sector, during his initial comments and addressed the Affordable Care Act, EPA regulations, job creation, term limits and the Constitution during a Q&A with the audience.

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